Final Fantasy VII

Updated PC game to work on modern environments, plus various bugs and errors fixed. Featuring HQ sounds instead of MIDI. This is _not_ the upcoming Remake.

This version is available from Square Enix online shop only and also includes a key for registration in steam now. (see steam version, if you're testing this instead)

Application Details:

Version: 2012 Rebirth
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.45

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Link Official website

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

After setup is done (game files must be downloaded first), the game is started using FF7Launcher, which is processing the activation and updating game files - fully working.

Settings, Achievements, Saving/Loading and playing works; tested until Fort Condor.

What does not

Downloading the setup files of the game using the Square Enix download tool called 'Direct DLM', available from the online store / account management page, did not work for me, as the loader was unable to start up.

There is no other way to receive the setup (files), so the installation is impossible.

It's still possible to run the setup, once it was downloaded - this is working.


What was not tested

A full playthrough wasn't made.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

running setup.exe requires 'mfc42'

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Jun 23 20151.7.45No, but has workaround Yes GoldLyn 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 24 20131.5.24Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 11.4Aug 21 20121.5.11Yes Yes GoldKonstanty Åšcianecki 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 17 20121.5.11No, but has workaround Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowExherboAug 14 20121.5.7Yes Yes PlatinumMorgane “Sardem FF7” Glidic 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
28863 SecuROM 8.xx: games require activation on each start NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Video playback via installing the TrueMotion 2.0 Codec
Game Installation - getting the setup

The original setup-files loader, provided by Square Enix may not work for you.

In order to obtain the needed setup, you may try to execute the loader on another system or inside a virtual machine.

Simply copying a fully installed game dir may work as well.

Game Installation - Running setup

In order to run setup.exe, you most like will need mfc42.dll .

This can be done with winetricks, by running:

winetricks mfc42


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

White background in game for open source drivers
by Damon on Wednesday May 27th 2015, 23:24
Install driconf
Open driconf and select 'yes' next to: Enable S3TC texture compression even if software support is not available

This worked with my radeon open source drivers.